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WHUT
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am EST
day, when we honor the memory and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr., i am pleased to be joined by dr. clayborne carson, the director of the mlk research and education institute at stanford. he joins us tonight from colorado. always good to have you back on this program. >> great to be with you. tavis: at the king day to you. what do you make of the fact that, on this day, we do not just celebrate the legacy and life of dr. king, but the first african-american president inaugurated for the second time? >> there is so much to celebrate on this day and so much to remember about the part of king's dream that has not been fulfilled. particularly the issue of poverty. there are so many things that make us thankful that the civil- rights reforms were achieved. i think it is important, particularly on this day, to remember that, if king were around, he would be pushing us to deal with that have -- that pestering issue of poverty. tavis: why is it that you think that, with all the evidence supporting the notion that pozner -- the poverty is threatening our democracy, it is a matter of nati
WETA
Jan 22, 2013 12:30am EST
monument to dr. martin luther king jr. you were with the president when the monument was unveiled. offer some reflections on what that experience was like. >> obviously, that was a tremendous experience last year. of my life, the last 10 years,eh wtehe tlehoig i tell the whole story about how we wanted to be a monument not just to king, but to the tremendous freedom struggle. to be there and watch president obama, i was interested in what he would have to say. age,, from a very early through his mother, understood king's importance and the importance of the movement. i am always very curious to see how he interprets king's legacy, how he draws inspiration from it. obviously, there are limits, as he showed when he gave his nobel peace prize speech. he specifically said that i cannot, as president, follow king and gandhi because i have to deal with the issue of terrorism. to me, that did not make very much sense. if i had a dialogue with the president, i would say, certainly martin luther king and gandhi understood terrorism. that was not a word or an idea that was invented in the last 10
Comedy Central
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
today barack obama's inauguration, it was also martin luther king day. for his thoughts on this historic occasion we're joined by senior black correspondent morgan freeman. >> thanks, jim. that's okay. sorry. >> jon: i got it. wait. the president was inrawing ated today >> jon: yes, that's right i guess i was so busy being angry about having to work on martin luther king day, i didn't realize i was also missing the second inauguration of the first black president which now makes me even more angry. thanks, jon. >> jon: sorry. it's okay, jon. look, as long as we're celebrating dr. king's birthday, i would like to make one request. can we as a nation please, please stop using martin luther king as a prop in our own petty political arguments >> jon: you mean about race? no, jon. about everything. listen to what the chairman of national gun appreciation day said last week >> i believe gun appreciation day honors the legacy of dr. king. i think he would agree with me if he were alive today. >> let me stop you right there. he is not alive today. now what was it that killed him? i don'
FOX
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
>>> up next on a second look, celebrating the life of dr. martin luther king and remembering the dark days of 1968 when americans saw not one but two great hopes for the nation assassinated. >>> also a white man raised in the segregated south with a lifetime dedicated to racial equality. >>> one small act of defiance led to one great movement for dignity. how the nation remembered rosa parks as she was laid to rest. >>> plus a look at great speeches that made an impact on history. >>> tomorrow is the day we celebrate the life of martin luther king jr. an event that shook the nation to its foundation and brought civil rights to the forefront of that year's presidential campaign. a gunman would assassinate reverent king then two months later, robert f. kennedy was shot and killed on the night he won the california primary. george watson brought us this report back in 1988. 20 years after the king assassination. >> like anybody i would like to live a long life, longevity has its place. but i'm not concerned about that now. i just want to do god's will. and he's allowed me to go up t
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
years ago, the president began his inauguration day there, as well. also today, martin luther king day, a dual celebration. we're noting that, as well. the martin luther king memorial. the president will have his hand on the bible of martin luther king and abraham lincoln, as he re-enacts the oath of office from the capitol this morning. there it is right there. what a magnificent sight it is. robin, i know you're watching from home today. i wish you could be down here with us. we cannot wait to have you back. the whole gang is in new york, as well. we'll be covering the inauguration all day long on abc news. josh elliott out on the mall right now. josh, you've been tracking the celebrations all weekend long. what do you have right now? >> i'm actually here on pennsylvania avenue, veritably, in the shadow of the capitol, as the parade makes its way past. barack obama and the presidency, the realization of the dual dream of dr. king and abraham lincoln. he'll be using those two bibles when he takes the public oath of office, again, all leading to a remarkable day here on the nationa
KRON
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
full forecast, coming up. >> pam: celebrating the life of dr martin luther king on the holiday which honors his life. coming up. the local events in the bay area. and how he was remembered during the presidential inauguration today. >> coming up, the sacramento kings and if there you martin luther king remembered in the warriors game for over 60,000 california foster children, nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep train is collecting pajamas for foster children, big and small. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help make a foster child's night a little cozier. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. >> pam: the controversy surrounding a notre dame football star and a girlfriend who never existed. has put online spotlight. karin caifa has tips to help you avoid getting snared by those sweetheart scams. >> maybe if you've heard about this catfishing however, social media has made this a little more common. it is more like phis
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
there was three of us. now sometimes children you don't think of dr. martin luther king jr. as a child but he was really a child and grew up just like you, and so that's why i wanted to write this book. the book is entitled" my brother martin." it has lots of illustrations in it. i hope that you will have a chance to get to see the book more closely. ok. so this is part of it. a sister remembers. the sister, of course, is me. ok. the book starts out -- i will arche some words that martine some more of the martin said and the march i have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with the little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. i have a dream today. that's what he said in washington, d.c. at the lincoln memorial. ok. the book starts out and it has a picture of me. now when i wrote this book, i envisioned that i would be reading to children just like you, and the reason i thought of that is because my grandmother and my aunt lived in the home with us and many times they would baby-sit for my mother and father and they would
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 12:00am EST
martin hraoutor king jr.? -- luther king jr.? all right. ok. do you realize he was a little boy one time just like you? ok. you knew him i'm sure as an adult. so this morning or early afternoon, i'm going to read to you from the book that i wrote about him. he was my brother and we had one other brother so there was three of us. now sometimes children you don't think of dr. martin luther king jr. as a child but he was really a child and grew up just like you, and so that's why i wanted to write this book. the book is entitled" my brother martin." it has lots of illustrations in it. i hope that you will have a chance to get to see the book more closely. ok. so this is part of it. a sister remembers. the sister, of course, is me. ok. the book starts out -- i will quote some words that martin said on the march on washington. i have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with the little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. i have a dream today. that's what he said in washington, d.c. at the lincoln memorial. ok. the book starts o
WETA
Jan 19, 2013 12:30am EST
memory of dr. martin luther king jr. this weekend, we cap off the 10th anniversary week by revisiting our conversation with a civil rights icon in her own right, coretta scott king. back in 2005, we traveled to atlanta for a very special program with miss king at the famed ebenezer baptist church, the church that was home base for dr. king during much of the civil rights movement. a conversation which would turn out to be one of her last on national television. we're glad you could join us to wrap up this 10th anniversary week with a conversation with coretta scott king, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: as we kick off our second season in 2005, we could
CW
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
hair is curly. i went out on assignment covering martin luther king when he was in the bay area. it was a day that was damp and drizzly. my hair started chemically straightened but by the time the day was over it turned into a large puffball. the cameramen were shooting and saying my god, what happened to your hair? i just started to laugh because he had not seen that formation. now we are open with all of our cultural strengths and weaknesses. i don't think you would find an issue even if a woman turned up with purple hair. >> you said the word open. i think that is a good distributive of this book. you are very open about -- your childhood was tough. your mom was only 14 when she had you, clearly not quipped to raise you. you were passed on from relative to relative and you were molested as a child, as well. a lot of stuff people don't know. >> my mom left in i dad because she married too young and had babies too quick. when she ran away she left me in a household full of males and bad things will happen in that environment. >> i kept worrying -- my heart was almost breaking in th
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 10:00pm EST
march on washington through prominent historian and martin luther king jr.'s papers. >> up next on booktv after words with guest host authors and play right janet langhart cohen. this week is dorian clayborne carson and "martin's dream" my journey and the legacy of martin luther king, jr.. in it he recalls his journey from teenage civil rights activist to his presence at the 1963 march on -- he includes encounters with the many leaders and organizers in the civil rights movement including stokely carmichael and the king family. it's about an hour. >> host: dr. carson thanks for joining me on after words. >> guest: it's my pleasure. >> host: your book, "martin's dream" is a memoir and a history book. in the book you talk about your personal journey and you are very candid about your life and you also cover new insights as a historian to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: well, i wanted to write about the martin luther king anniversary and 50 years of my life that came to light and his legacy and life coincides w
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 9:00pm EST
life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: well, i wanted to write something for the anniversary and this is 50 years of my life and king's legacy and my life coincides with my coming of age, so part of it was to do those two tasks. i felt that my life had been connected to the king legacy, and i felt there was something about my life that needed to be told to understand how king impacted me and how i got involved in this amazing journey of editing team newspapers. >> host: its an excellent reading and you and buy your of the same generation, and why too was coming of age in the 60's. the book i might say was bittersweet to me because i knew dr. king, i knew him the last two years of his life and i am bitter because of the way that he was taken from us because of hatred in this country. i guess we can start at the beginning because the beginning of the but you were on the mall with dr. king and near the end you are near the mall again 50 years later with a monument that you helped design. >> guest: in between coming back so m
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> and to honor martin luther king's birthday, hundreds of people in the bay area are going to hop on a train. i'll explain why. >>> and the best surfers in the world go head to head off the san mateo coast, the scene at this week's mavericks when we come back. ♪ ♪ ♪ i'm halfway to your heart ♪ ♪ you have to let me know ♪ ♪ so i don't make my worst mistake ♪ ♪ turn around and let you go ♪ [ female announcer ] when sweet and salty come together, the taste is irresistible. made with sweet, smooth peanut butter and salted, roasted peanuts. sweet and salty nut bars by nature valley. nature at its most delicious. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have the wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am PST
metering lights. it is the martin luther king j. holiday. so a lot of folks may have today off. let's check travel times. all in the green including up and down the nimitz and b.a.r.t. is on a saturday schedule even though it's monday. no delayings. that's a check of traffic. back to you. >>> 4:37, barack obama is now in the first full day of his second term as president of our united states, but according to tradition, if the 20th falls on a sunday, the public swearing in and most of the festivities take place on the 21st. >> susan mcginnis is in washington with a preare view on today's events of the -- preof today's events. >> reporter: president obama will take the oath of office on the steps of the u.s. capitol as people are expected to fill the national mall to watch. darrell r o oby came here and camped out overnight hoping to get a good spot. thousands of law enforcement officers and federal troops from around the country will be on hand to make sure everyone is safe. >> today's swearing in on the steps of the u.s. capitol is ceremony corral, held for the -- ceremonial held for
WETA
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
evidence of a massacre, the bbc is inside a syrian town. and 50 years after martin luther king's speech, they look at why that dream might still be on fulfill. >> make sense of international -- unfulfilled. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also throughout the globe. three days after islamist militants stormed a gas line in algeria, there is confusion about the face of those taken hostage. hundreds of foreign workers have reportedly been freed, but there are still conflicting reports about the number that might have been killed. the secretary of state level the incident an act of terror. the correspondent has the latest. >> one of the survivors of the attack, the of jury in state television has shown pictures of some that have escaped the gas complex including some for britain starting their journey home. they are just as confused about details of first hostage taking and then the algerian military response. >> obviously, yes. we still don't know what is happening. i cannot say. >> i feel safe for the moment, but i don't know. if the guy is still there, hopefull
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 12:00pm PST
hot topics by president barack obama during his inaugural address. and more on dr. martin luther king, jr., next. ?o?ooooóññ . >>> this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >>> president barack obama marks the beginning of his second term taking his public oath offs and calling on the nation -- oath offs and calling on -- off fist and calling on the nation to act. the historic event also included a specific call to action on a number of issues facing the country tori campbell is live covering the inauguration and joins us with more on the president's speech and the biggest event that is happening right now. good afternoon tori campbell. >> reporter: good afternoon, you can still see a few people behind me inside and at the mall and at the capital building, it was quite a sight, with hundreds of thousands spilling out through the west front of the grass mall allowed them far away from the steps to witness the inaugural address and he talked about a number of issue that were sure to please his base. >> knowing to do so would fail our children and future generations. our journey is not com
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
luther king day, he was one of the people who got the day created in the first place and made martin luther king's birthday a national holiday. i talked to him about that, about the first couple, about gun control, about many things. a fascinating few minutes with a living musical legend. >> stevie wonder, how are you? >> great. how are you? >> is that your british accent? >> i was born in england, actually. i moved to the states like yourself. >> this is a huge night. and for you, i guess, a very special day. you campaigned very hard to have a national holiday on martin luther king day. this is that day, and it's the day that barack obama is inaugurated again. how do you feel today? >> very excited, very, very happy. i feel like there's so many things that i envisioned, that i saw, and those things are happening, coming true. the only thing i'm hoping for is that we truly will get people together. you know, sometimes i wish we could have even more than a democratic party and republican party, a united party. where people come together, but i think that if we just get people thinking
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
>>> book tv continues with mr. kotz on martin luther king, jr.. this is about an hour. [applause] >>> good evening. it's a pleasure to be with you all. just two days shy of martin luther king's birthday, to talk about some things that took place in the 1960's that literally changed the history of this country. i am hoping to call on you all to participate in this talk about not only why those things happen in the 60's, but to talk about where do we go from here in a society that has despite great accomplishment has not fulfilled the passion and the dreams of lyndon johnson and martin luther king in a more just society. but i must tell you what we are sitting in today and the interactive exhibits are out of the hallways and the public walls of the national archives are a totally new phenomenon. .. he has been riding the horse since the day he got here, and thanks to karlin's leadership. thanks to marvin pinkert, he calls the genius behind the development of the new space. all of us as citizens can far better experience our history, and as a journalist, as a historian, and as a cit
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 12:00am EST
your life and cover new insights as a historian from the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you? >> guest: it is the 50th anniversary and it is 50 years of mine life of the king legacy and to my coming of age. part of it was to do the to tasks. that my life had been connected to the keying legacy -- king legacy and how king impacted me and i was involved with this amazing journey of editing king's papers. >> host: it is an excellent reid and we are of the same generation and i was also coming of age. it was bittersweet because i knew dr. king he was my mentor. but bitter because the way he was taken from us because of racial hatred. we can start at the beginning the kids you're on the mall with dr. king and at the end you were there again with 50 years later with the monument you help to design. >> guest: and coming back for important occasions. i only lived in washington a short time but the mall had a great symbolic meaning and sentimental. >> host: it is a beautiful city. 19 years ago, the march on washington where he gave the speech i have a dream. ho
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
train celebrating the birthday of martin luther king travels from san jose to san francisco. >> it's a way to educate the young about past civil rights struggles. elissa harrington is in san jose with more on how people can ride. good morning. >> reporter: the longest rung freedom train in the united states going on its 27th year now, and it leaves the station in san jose at 9:30 this morning. it's to commemorate the birthday of martin luther king junior and covers 54 miles. that's the same distance that he and other civil rights activists marched in 1965. he led thousands of demonstrators from sell e sell -- selma alabama to montgomery. this is significant considering obama is being sworn into his second term in the white house. the mlk association is chartering the freedom train and to ride you needied to get your tickets online at brownpapertickets.com or you can buy one on site from the mlk board members. it boards at 9, leaves san jose at 9:30 and will make three stops along the way one in sunnyvale, another in palo alto and in san mateo and is scheduled to arrive in san francisco
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 1:20pm EST
institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> a look at the martin luther king jr. memorial here in washington d.c. and head of president obama's inauguration tomorrow. >> a look at the martin luther king memorial here in washington. president obama was officially sworn in at the white house. the public swearing and it coincides with martin luther king day. they will be using one of the civil rights leaders bible for the swearing in. we'll have live coverage at 7:00 eastern. the president and vice president are expected to go to morning services at st. john's episcopal church. here is more about the church, known as the church of the president. >> located across lafayette square from the white house is st. john's episcopal church, known as the church of the president's. built in 1816 and designed by the u.s. capitol architect. every president since james madison has attended at least one service there. we got a tour of the national historic landmark. >> this is the original church pews that have been here since 1843. at that time, they had to read number the pew
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
enormous progress this has been. we are celebrating the anniversary of the birth of martin luther king and, therefore, really celebrating the work of martin luther king, jr. i just want to remind people that he wrote the text after the passage of the '64 civil rights act. the two acts that we think within the civil rights agenda, at that moment, king, himself, only felt that he was half there. maybe a third of the way to wra wra wards the goal. >> there's no question about that, e.j. but when you look at the fact that there was record numbers of turn outs of voters. the people got it. a lot of people had been out cast. and a lot of people that never had any concrete addressing of their needs. when you deal with unploimt insurance and you deal with pell grants. these are both on the right and the left. but it meant a lot to people which is why people made sure they reelected him, e.j. >> there are two things, one is just as you say, the turnout was extraordinary. and you had a real test in this solution. yes, president obama was well-funded, but you had enormous sums on the other side t
FOX
Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
washinnton area. the national day of to honor civil rights leader dr. martin luther king. 3 the 13th annual martin luther kiig junior arade kicks off downtown at noon.the parade will feattue community marching bands, high-stepping fraternittes and much more. more. amber miller joins us nowwlive from martin luther parade wwlllbeein. 3 p3 at 33 noon.. the paaade 3 at at noon.. the parade will marchh south on martin luther king boulevard endinggat baltimoree street. 3 ááchat with amberáá 3 p3 baltimore street. 33 ending at ,3baltimore street. -3 3 tinseltown comes to charm city... in a new movve out this weekend. weekend..he movie "luvv is the stooy of an eleven-year old boy -- who idolizes his exxconvict uncle. . dennis haysbert andd harles s. duttoo star in the film. dutton is from bbltimore, and both actorr say it was the movie. 3 haysbert says: "we were really under the radar, it was a low- budget film and we deelt with the people in the path, and raaely diddwe have a chance to -3 gooout, but i had worked in baltimore before n 'major league 2' so i had much more entree iito the
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
january, 21st. martin luther king day as well. >>> happening right now in washington, d.c., thousands of people are in washington, d.c. along with tori campbell for president obama's inauguration for his second term. we're out there live right in the middle of the music, the pomp, the circumstance, thousands of people are out there as we look at these live pictures of some of the military musicians right there. testimony tori campbell is covering everything for us. is it getting crowded now? >> reporter: actually, the crowds are thinning out here. that's because i think people are heading into the mall, dome, inauguration and getting ready to celebrate. everyone's decorated. they are wearing obama hats, keeping warm, getting some food. because once they are inside, they won't be able to leave until the ceremony is over. inside there's already some musical entertainment going on. they started performing about a half-hour ago. during the ceremonies, some big names will be part of the entertainment. beyonce who sang "at last" during the obamas' first dance four years ago. she will be sin
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 1:00am EST
martin luther king's birthday, to talk about things that took place in9 the 1960s. there's literally changed the history of this country.. i'm h oping to call on you all o participate in this to talk about hy those things happened in the 1960's but to talk about where do we go from here in a society that has, despite great accomplishment, has not fulfilled the passion and the dreams of lyndon johnson and martin luther king for a more just society. but i must tell you that what we are sitting in today and the interactive exhibits around the hallways and the public vaults of the national archives are a totally new phenomenon. i remember as a kid and when my son jack was a kid you walked into this austere building and you stood in a line and you saw the constitution and the declaration and maybe another couple of things, and you marched back out. lyndon johnson had an expression which he used often and usually shrewdly where he would say that someone was all hat and no horse. i have learned in the case of kansas farmer who became a governor and is now our archivist he has been riding a
PBS
Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
years since martin luther king made his i have a dream speech future, chie washington mall. the national holiday dedicated to the memory of the civil rights leader. the first black president will be sworn in for his second term. has the dream unfulfilled? that is a topic the historian has been assessing. >> hope this was the biggest excitement of my teenage years. i had never been to a demonstration before. there was such a nifty undertaking. i could see it was part of this, something big was happening. i wanted to be part of this event and part of this movement. the author of the legacy of martin luther king jr.. quite frankly, i could not have imagined myself the professor of history at stanford university editing martin luther king. these are things that were beyond my imagination as a young black teenager whose opportunities were quite limited at that time. >> because of that opel vision and the moral imagination, barricades began to fall and bigotry began to fade. doors of opportunity swung open for an entire generation. >> he was very much influenced by martin luther king and in hi
LINKTV
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
obama kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to have -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. -- microsoft are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the teenage gunman is in custody after allegedly killing five members of his family in new mexico on sa
ABC
Jan 19, 2013 11:30pm EST
part of the martin luther king holiday. >> not ignoring the holiday here. president obama and vice president biden both participated in service events for their families. >> president obama begin the weekend of his second inauguration staining shelves at an elementary school. it was his project for the national day of service. >> this is really what america is about. this is what we celebrate. this inauguration, it is a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power it should also be an affirmation that we are in this together. >> the national day of service coincides with martin luther king jr. day. >> these are cotton swabs. >> the vice president and his wife worked at the national armory, filling care gifts for the troops. biden was joined by his children and grandchildren, and called it a family affair. >> i want to thank you for believing as deeply as me and my family does about the possibilities of making things better in this country. >> a celebration at the national mall featured celebrity guest evil one gloriaa. -- eva longoria. >> when he signed th
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
america, expanding its greatness to all of us. it was the dream of dr. martin luther king. and late this afternoon, president obama paused before the bust of martin luther king in the capital rotunda. a historic president paying tribute to the man who made that history possible. 50 years after the march on washington, 150 years after the emancipation proclamatioproclam president obama begins his second term, recommitting the nation to our founding ideas with liberty and justice for all. >>> joining me now is former congressman barney frank, democrat from massachusetts and melissa harris perry, host of "the melissa harris perry show" here on msnbc. >>> chairman frank, i mean, this was an amazing day. and the inaugural parade is still going on. the president is watching from his viewing stand. and when you look at his speech today, i sat there and listened. a lot of people were surprised at how he took on some issues and really raised a new page in american history in terms of where he felt the future of this country should go, chairman frank? >> i think it was an entirely legitimate victo
FOX
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
ceremony. and the first couple also attended the episcopal church for martin luther king celebration. >> reporter: when a president and vice president are sworn in it's only for a four year term so if they're reelected they needed to be sworn in for a second four year term. reporting from washington, d.c., i'm tori campbell, ktvu news. >>> more details on predictions. aides say the president is taking the challenge of a second term very seriously and that he's still working on his speech. they expect him to strike a balance between calling for unity and admitting that not all issues can be resolved. and while mr. obama will announce his vision for the country he'll likely save details for his state of the union speech to congress. >>> veteran news woman barbara walters was hospitalized last night following a fall at an inaugural ball. walter was at an event when she fell and suffered a hit to the heat. there's no word yet on when she might be released. >>> our coverage continues at 10:30. we'll have a live report from washington, d.c. as some familiar bay area faces prepare to celebr
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
♪ great god our king >>> and good evening to all of you on this day honoring martin luther king, jr., the day to celebrate an inauguration and a rededication to democracy in america. and let me show you some powerful images of this day. this is what president barack obama saw as he stepped out on that capitol podium for the last time in his presidency. the president placing his hand on the bible of martin luther king jr., and another bible, the one belonging to president lincoln. and then later on, as the parade was about to begin, the first family, a modern scene here. dad on his blackberry, the girls snapping pictures on their iphones. all day long, abc's david muir has been following this, he was there at the capitol watching history on parade this morning. we begin you with, david. >> reporter: diane, good evening. you're right. we were just a few steps away from the president, with his hand placed on those two bibles. authorities here in washington were estimating 600,000 to 800,000 people would turn out to the national mall to watch this swearing in. but tonight, we just learn
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm EST
abraham lincoln's inauguration another belonging to dr. martin luther king jr. who we honor today. the president referenced the slain civil rights leader prominently in the remarks. he took on gay rights and immigration and entitlements and the deep political divide across our nation. first to the parade route. john roberts will travel with the parade along pennsylvania avenue if the technical gods allow it. john, good afternoon. >> so far the gods are with us. if we could spin the camera over here a little bit you can see the east front of the capitol the president will join the motorcade coming out of the driveway from the east front to the constitution avenue. this will be in the next hour and a half to two hours. the parade is 1.5 mile long including a mix of civilian and military contributions, mostly marching bands and a lost floats that will be brought in from the civilian side of things something implemented in 1841 by william henry harrison. you will know he liked to do things big. he had the longist inaugural address of anyone at two hours in horrible weather and he did not w
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
that picture. whoa. >> i think we should acknowledge this is the anniversary of martin luther king day. he took that moment to pause before the statue in -- >> he wrapped himself in it the cloak of martin luther king today. >> something he hasn't always done in office -- >> very, very purposeful -- >> yes, i think that was sort of -- and you can see the concecon -- that martin luther king was so courageous, that i'm going to really state what i believe, here and now. >> i think it was martin luther king revisited. >> well, i'm not so sure i'd go that far. >> i know they don't. the white house, they don't. >> but i do believe that he -- the moment called for sort of laying out what you stand for. paying homage to martin luther king in that way. >> that's just what the conservatives said he would do, be the real progressive. >> look, he's liberated. he didn't have to face the american people again. at least at the moment, unafraid to do climate change. which would have been risky in the first term. unafraid to do gun control. talks now of doing other things that, again, might have been m
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm EST
when did you first get to be interested in martin luther king? >> guest: when i was in high school as a young fellow growing up in atlanta georgia my parents didn't have an answer. it became kind of a quest to find out about it in the sense that there was enormous power and that would change the direction of my life. when i wasn't looking for it to happen. c-span: how many of your years did you think about this? >> guest: i started after i got into a book career in the late 70's after magazine journalism. i wanted to write about this period because i hadn't answered the question what is it made of and i thought in 1981 with what was proposed to be a three year history of the teen years and it's now been 16 years and i've done it in two volumes is now projected to be a trilogy or will be a trilogy after i finish it but i would have 20 years. definitely turning into my life work but i'm thankful for the privilege of it. c-span: the first book, parting the waters, 1,056 pages. this but there are 546 pages. what's been your approach? >> guest: to do it in storytelling. one of the reaso
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am EST
this martin luther king jr. holiday. coming up, president obama prepares to lay out his second term agenda before america and the world as hundreds of thousands pour into the frigid capitol for the festivities. >>> we'll also have late breaking details a developing situatn out of kabul surrounding three suicide bombers. >>> the latest on legendary newswoman barbara walters' hospitalization. >>> super bowl xlvii pits brother versus brother. >>> and a bizarre scene of man versus shark. >>> and a bizarre scene of man versus shark. "early today" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good morning to you. nice to see you. i'm veronica de la cruz. in just a few hours, president obama will take the oath of office for the second time in 24 hours before laying out his agenda for the next four years. just before noon on sunday, supreme court chief just john roberts administered the oath of office as required by law on the 20th of january. take a listen. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barak hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> i, bar
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